Sir Bill Cash - Britain must walk away from Brexit talks if EU threats continue

By Pete Madeley | Stone | Politics | Published:

Sir Bill Cash insisted Britain must not be threatened by the EU as he warned that the Government must be prepared to 'walk away' from Brexit talks.

Sir Bill Cash, the Conservative MP for Stone

The Stone MP and arch Brexiteer said he had made it clear to the Prime Minister that Britain should not allow itself to be threatened by Brussels.

It came after Theresa May convened her 'war cabinet' to plot the UK's Brexit future, following leaked details of EU plans to punish Britain should it breach the terms of any transition deal.

Sir Bill said: "We have got to be robust in dealing with the European Union. Britain must not be threatened in this way."

He added that if the EU continues its posturing, 'we may have to walk away' from the Brexit negotiations.

During PMQs, Sir Bill urged Theresa May to see of any threats from the EU.

The Prime Minister replied: "We will be robust in our arguments. As I have said right from the very beginning we will hear noises off, we will hear all sorts of things being said about positions that are being taken.

"What matters is the positions we take in the negotiations as we sit down and negotiate the best deal.

"We’ve shown we can do that. We did it in December and we are going to do it again."

Pete Madeley

By Pete Madeley

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.


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